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Women have “powerful voice” in global scientific community

Women have a “powerful voice” in the global scientific community, the head of a UN partner organization that works to end nuclear testing has said.

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Science truly invested in human dignity: Jordanian princess

Science is truly invested in human dignity and can be used to improve the quality of people’s lives, the president of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan has said.

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“Sisterhood” needed as battle over women's rights intensifies: expert

Women are being urged by a UN independent expert to “open their eyes” and form a “real sisterhood” to counter the “alarming backlash” against women’s rights underway in many parts of the world.

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UN nuclear test ban needs to be enforced, says Uruguay’s vice minister

A ban on all nuclear testing would send a “clear message” that the international community is determined to achieve a nuclear-free world.

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Côte d'Ivoire forces “fully ready to take over” from UN peacekeepers

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UN remains “fully committed” to Libya, says Mission deputy

A grenade attack on a United Nations convoy in Libya will not shake the organisation’s commitment to the country, a senior UN official there said on Thursday.

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“Protect the girls, respect the women,” says Sierra Leone minister

Protecting girls from forced or underage initiations like female circumcision has always been a focus of Sylvia Blyden, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Gender and Social Affairs.

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UN Gender Focus: education, FGM and gymnastics for peace

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief

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UN and Africa: Somalia refugees, Darfur camp fire and UNMISS peacekeepers

UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somalia refugees

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Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief

So many girls are missing out on education but so are boys, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday on the margins of a high-level meeting of the General Assembly.

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